27 days in Somalia Itinerary

27 days in Somalia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Hargeysa
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Saylac
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Mogadishu
— 10 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Colombo

7
nights
Hargeysa

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for outdoors, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Laas Geel, pick up some local products at Livestock Market, browse the exhibits of Saryan Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hargeysa road trip planning app.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Hargeysa is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in April, things will get a bit cooler in Hargeysa: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. You'll set off for Saylac on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
Saryan Museum ©
Saryan Museum
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

8
nights
Saylac

Saylac ©
Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. Saylac is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Saylac travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hargeysa to Saylac takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saylac when traveling from Hargeysa in April, with lows around 29°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Saylac

Historic Sites
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Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque ©
Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque

10
nights
Mogadishu

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Liido Beach Somalia, laugh and play at Sheikh Beaches, get a sense of history and politics at Villa Somalia, and kick back and relax at Warsheekh Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mogadishu sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Saylac to Mogadishu in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Saylac in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mogadishu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 31°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Mogadishu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Liido Beach Somalia ©
Liido Beach Somalia
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City
Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu Cathedral